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Unable to save Synonyms for Q&A

Hi All,


I am working on implementing Q&A in a report. When I rename the columns and try to add a synonym the power bi does not allow me to save the synonyms. It is automatically deleting the new synonym I added. Also when I try to Question the Q&A then it does not even show the column name. An example I renamed an OFFICE column to Office and added the synonym Ofc. When I save the report the synonym is gone and next time I try that again the Power bi is not even allowing me to type. When a question Q&A to show Office/Ofc it does not detect any column name. I tried clearing the report cache as well under Options.

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September 2022, still the same problem. Sometimes I can check / uncheck the relevant tables and define synonyms.... sometimes not. Changes will be deleted randomly. Really annoying.

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This just happened to me as well. It was working perfectly yesterday but this morning I spent almost 2 hours making changes and when I closed it, it didn't save. An intermittent bug perhaps?

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Update: It has now completely stopped working! It will not save any modifications via the Q&A setup interface.


Hi @Anonymous ,


I didn't encounter this problem on my side, I was able to save the renamed columns and its synonym, Q&A could generate expected output. In your sceanrio, please have a look at this document, and update your desktop to the latest release for a try.


Best regards,

Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
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